Perspective Book Review

A version of this book review for Perspective by Monica McCallan first appeared in The Lesbrary. Summary and Plot of Perspective Campbell St. Claire is a best-selling author whose novel is being produced for a film led by Sloane Murphy, a former friend from college. But the two haven’t spoken since an incident one nightContinue reading “Perspective Book Review”

Wanderlust: Key West, Florida

I visited Key West, Florida with my cousin Amanda in April 2019. Every time she comes into town, I become a tourist in my home state. I feel like that happens for everyone because the same holds true whenever I visit her in New Jersey. Most people I talk to don’t like the beaches inContinue reading “Wanderlust: Key West, Florida”

A New Year of Content

Happy new year, friends! In 2021 I burned out on blogging and posted a lot less. Then, in 2022 I picked back up a bi-weekly schedule and posting twice a month. I’m determined to keep up that pace this year. I plan to continue with book reviews and my current series “Behind the Poems,” butContinue reading “A New Year of Content”

Behind the Poems: What do you think the B stands for?

The next poem in my Behind the Poems series is “What do you think the B stands for?” originally published on Burning House Press. What do you think the B stands for? “I’m not one of these people, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, there are some gay people that won’t like you comparing being bi to the same asContinue reading “Behind the Poems: What do you think the B stands for?”

The Names We Take Book Review

A version of this book review for The Names We Take by Trace Kerr first appeared in The Lesbrary. Summary This young adult dystopian novel takes place in Spokane, Washington after an epidemic called the One Mile Cough wipes out a huge chunk of the population. Pip, the protagonist, is an intersex trans girl justContinue reading “The Names We Take Book Review”

Behind the Poems: Tocarla

“Tocarla” is the next one in my series “Behind the Poems.” See other posts in the series here. This poem first appeared in Lady Lit Magazine, an online journal that is now deactivated. I remember how excited and nervous I was when I first wrote this poem and submitted it for publication. It was myContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Tocarla”

Remember November Book Review

A version of this book review for Remember November by Cameron Darrow first appeared in The Lesbrary. Summary Remember, November follows Millie, Elise, Victoria and their coven of witches as they learn their powers in the aftermath of World War I. The coven is under the employment of The Allied Directorate for Alternative Means (ADAM),Continue reading “Remember November Book Review”

Behind the Poems: Speak Easy

Another one for the “Behind the Poems” books. See other posts in the series here. “Speak Easy” was first published in Lady Lit Magazine, an online journal that is now deactivated. Speak Easy We walk into pitch black edges with only silhouettesof people and wine glasses and beer bottles on hightop tables. At the forefrontContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Speak Easy”

The Athena Protocol Book Review

A version of this book review for The Athena Protocol first appeared in The Lesbrary. Summary Jessie Archer is an agent of Athena, a secret women’s organization that does the government’s dirty work of bringing down bad guys without the red tape. But even Athena has its rules, and Jessie is a loose cannon. When theContinue reading “The Athena Protocol Book Review”

Behind the Poems: Drill Sargeant Dad

Welcome to my series “Behind the Poems.” You can read the other posts here. “Drill Sargeant Dad” was originally published in December 2016 in an online journal called Page & Spine that is no longer active. Drill Sergeant Dad I. Second Grade I came home from school each day with homework, but didn’t need toContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Drill Sargeant Dad”